Colleges and Financial Aid
Key to Link Icons
Available from any computer with Internet access.
Available from any computer with a library card.
Available from any computer with a library card,
provided by the State Library of NC.
Available from any computer within a library building.
Contains information about colleges, financial aid, scholarships, specific careers, a resume builder, practice SAT/ACT and GED questions, and quizzes to help you find a career that matches your interests.
Foundation Grants to Individuals Online Library (Main Library Only)
This database is devoted exclusively to foundations that fund individuals. It is a rich source of information on scholarships, fellowships, grants and awards.
Learning Express Library
Provides online classes for the SATs, ACTs, and GEDs. It also has practice tests with scoring for all of those plus the ASVAB, high school AP exams, graduate school entrance exams, nursing, real estate, firefighter, cosmetology, police officer and more.
The AmeriCorps web site contains background information on this program which is administered by the Corporation for National and Community Service Programs. This program allows people of all ages and backgrounds to help pay for education in exchange for a year of service.
The Benefit Bank
The Benefit Bank of North Carolina is an online service designed to secure funds and services for individuals and families working to overcome poverty and to build long-term financial stability
College Foundation of NC
The NC State Education Assistance Authority teamed with College Foundation to provide comprehensive information on many of the scholarships, loans, and grants available to North Carolinians attending colleges and universities in the State. Also helps parents and families plan ahead for college and how they will pay for it.
Apply for federal student financial aid online.
Comprehensive scholarship search. Completion of student's profile returns potential scholarship information. Easy to use, but time consuming.
Federal School Codes
This provides a search for Federal School Codes that are used on Financial Aid forms. You can also call your local branch to obtain this information.
National Health Service Corps
This web site contains information on Scholarship and Loan Programs for Disadvantaged Students; Health Professions Programs; Primary Care and Nursing Student Loans; Disadvantaged Faculty Loan Repayment; and Health Education Assistance Loan Refinancing.
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction
Those who wish to enter the teaching field in North Carolina can find information on awards, scholarships, grants, and loans on this site. Scroll down to "Awards, Grants, & Scholarships."
Completion of student's profile returns potential scholarship information. New scholarship information is added to the student's matches as the scholarships are added to the database.
U.S. Department of Education and Student Guide
This comprehensive online resource from the U.S. Department of Education describes grants, loans, and work-study programs available through the federal Student Financial Assistance Programs. The Student Guide explains the programs and how to apply for them.
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
Education programs designed for veterans, reservists, National Guard persons, and widows and orphans of veterans are described on this web site
Contains information on selecting, applying, and paying for college, as well as information on the FAFSA, and how to prepare for college admissions tests. Also features a scholarship search capability, and pages in Spanish.
Last Update: November 29, 2012